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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Oct 26, 2011 9:09am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Occupy Wall Street Teach-In Library

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Occupy Wall Street Teach-In Library

new book by Glenn Greenwald - With Liberty and Justice for Some:
Two-Tiered U.S. Justice System: Immunity for political and financial class in U.S.A.

new investigation by Greg Palast:
Goldman Sachs vs. Occupy Wall Street: a controversy in the banking community

a recent investigation by Al Jazeera:
• The Financial Meltdown is a four-part in-depth investigation:
part 1 of 4: The Men Who Crashed The World

part 2 of 4: A Global Financial Tsunami

part 3 of 4: Paying The Price

part 4 of 4: After The Fall
string of video clips stitched together by PBS Frontline investigations:
• fully documented video timeline - The Financial Deregulation & The Drumbeat of Warnings

Democracy Now web site search:
• Occupy Wall Street news items - Democracy Now newshour's War & Peace Report Archives

Monte's Occupied Wall Street News & Journal



This post was modified by dead-head_Monte on 2011-10-26 16:09:07

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Poster: deadhead53 Date: Oct 26, 2011 7:09am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupy Wall Street Teach-In Library

Your using Al-Jazeera as your source? Not very credible at all!

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Poster: rastamon Date: Oct 26, 2011 7:49am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupy Wall Street Teach-In Library

deadhead53, certainly you've heard of the Arab Spring and Obama's new friends in the peaceful Muslim world? Al Jazeera is a perfect source of news. It's very fair and balanced!

Obama is making sure that those kind Muslims topple those terrible republican supported dictators and bring them to justice. The Muslim world is dawning into freedom and democracy with complete USA/Nato support. Now we will leave Iraq so they too, can join the proper Arab Spring, Makes you proud to be an American! Right?

Love your muslim brothers, they only wish to guide you into their wonderful freedoms! Be more diverse!

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Poster: deadhead53 Date: Oct 26, 2011 11:29am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupy Wall Street Teach-In Library

Al-Jazeera is not a credible news source, sorry! If I came here and used Fox News as a source that would be blasted as not a trusted news source and knowing that I would not use it so the same standard should be used here. Al-Jazeera really?

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Poster: Hashjihad Date: Oct 26, 2011 12:34pm
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupy Wall Street Teach-In Library

You state they are not a credible news source, but can you give any facts, videos, interviews, anything at all to prove they are in fact as biased as Fox news.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/americans-biased-against-al-jazeera-english-not-if-they-think-theyre-watching-cnn/

http://www.aim.org/media-monitor/al-jazeeras-anti-american-bias/

http://www.frumforum.com/al-jazeera-journalist-calls-out-network-bias

http://www.americanthinker.com/2006/06/is_aljazeera_less_biased_than.html

Here are some articles on AlJajazeera's bias. A quote from Wikipedia

While Al Jazeera has a large audience in the Middle East, the organization and the original Arabic channel in particular have taken significant criticism and been involved in numerous controversies.[99]
In the United States, a poll taken in 2006 concluded Americans in general have an unfavourable view of Al Jazeera.[100]
A widely reported criticism is the unfounded allegation that Al Jazeera showed videos of masked terrorists beheading western hostages in Iraq.[101] When this was reported in other media, Al Jazeera pressed for retractions to be made.[102] This allegation was again repeated on Fox News Channel in the USA on the launch day of Al Jazeera's English service, 15 November 2006.[103] Later The Guardian apologized for incorrect information that Al Jazeera 'had shown videos of masked terrorists beheading western hostages'.[104]
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Now if you read all these articles carefully you will realize that they do have some bias. As does every person and news outlet in the world does. To ignore them because of their bias is a total mistake. They have coverage you would never see in the US, this will only expand your knowledge. If you only ever curtail yourself to one set of Bias': I.E. Fox, Wallstreet Journal, Bloomberg, economist, you will never understand the view points of other people an d just dismiss Aljazeera because they are from the Middle East.

Personally I find a mix of Wall Street Journal, BBC, NPR, and Aljazzeera to be pretty informative.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Oct 28, 2011 8:32am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupy Wall Street Teach-In Library

Re: "I find a mix of Wall Street Journal, BBC, NPR, and Aljazzeera to be pretty informative."

I agree. And I highly recommend:

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 30, 2011 12:11am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupy Wall Street Teach-In Library

http://boingboing.net/2011/10/28/tahrir.html

Or this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un63LEAN22E

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Nov 5, 2011 8:36am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupy Wall Street Teach-In Library

The McClatchy Company
http://www.mcclatchy.com/

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Since 1857 - The McClatchy Company is the third-largest newspaper company in the United States, a leading newspaper and digital publisher dedicated to the values of quality journalism, free expression and community service. Building on a 154-year legacy of independence, the company's newspapers and websites are steadfast defenders of First Amendment values and advocates for the communities they serve.

Pulitzer Prizes awarded to McClatchy
http://www.mcclatchy.com/2006/05/23/211/pulitzer-prizes.html
McClatchy investigations - Googled for you
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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Oct 28, 2011 11:37am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupy Wall Street Teach-In Library

Of course he can't give you any evidence. He only criticizes them because they have an Arabic name and because he's a racist.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Oct 26, 2011 12:11pm
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupy Wall Street Teach-In Library

Al Jazeera's reporting on Occupy Wall Street:
http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/spotlight/occupywallstreet/

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Poster: rastamon Date: Oct 26, 2011 12:57pm
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupy Wall Street Teach-In Library

yup, no slanted news there! The real revolution rears it's ugly face, it's not enough to have peaceful demonstrations. Let's throw rocks and fight our good decent police. Oh, it's the evil police's fault. Look at all the pictures, how MEAN! Agitate in anyway to get a lawful response than play to the press which supports you. DUH!

It's good to finally see the OWS's true colors. A rabble of anarchists, communists and World Globalists breaking the laws concerning legal demonstrations. Getting/harvesting reaction and a slanted press. This is more like it! Obama smiles and plays his fiddle.

You have to be a fucking idiot or with the NWO to believe terrorist supported Al Jazeera.

This post was modified by rastamon on 2011-10-26 19:57:10

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Poster: Hashjihad Date: Oct 26, 2011 1:11pm
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupy Wall Street Teach-In Library

Evil Police? Yes America's Police are evil and corrupt. Not every single officer, many are good People, I quote Lord Acton "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men."

This a small portion of the incredible amount of articles, videos, interviews of U.S. Citizens harmed by our Police, local and federal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibSwITK4jjQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgr3DiqWYCI

http://www.alternet.org/drugs/152727/former_detective%3A_nypd_planted_drugs_on_people_to_meet_drug_arrest_quotas/

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-12-17-Copmisconduct_N.htm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/30/top-5-police-brutality-vi_n_115921.html

http://reason.com/blog/2011/10/26/google-refuses-to-remove-polic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mvIWFXbHNo

http://theinternettoday.net/wtf/police-brutality-cop-shoots-kills-unarmed-man-his-dog/

http://www.nowpublic.com/nightmare_at_reagan_national_airport_a_security_story_to_end_all_security_stories

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Poster: rastamon Date: Oct 26, 2011 2:21pm
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupy Wall Street Teach-In Library

Hamas is evil HashJihad, yes and power corrupts, tho Obama was corrupt before he became prez and he stinks to high heaven now. I'm absolutely sure that the OWS purposely incited a reaction from the police and YOU KNOW IT!, mr Jihad. You couple that with a media that loves the left and you see the results in the fair and balanced Al Jazeera. Bravo!

The protesters could have stayed within the rules of protesting. Your revolution is simply the same old anti-american SHIT. I know the groups who endorse you and your anarchist bevy of revolutionaries. Are they emboldened enough to put on their hamas gear, hoods and masks yet? Much like their Jew hating homies, the KKK?

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Poster: Hashjihad Date: Oct 26, 2011 7:41pm
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupy Wall Street Teach-In Library

Hamas may be evil, but they were Democratically elected. Personally I don't like the Occupy Wall Street movement. I am a college student who is unemployed, you know what I do every day? Look for a job! I hate corruption too, but Wall Street is composed of many business', good and evil. Did you see the collection of Right Wing Media I posted for you? I will repeat so you get balanced news: FOX, Wall street Journal, Bloomberg, the economist. If you listen to one news organization you are missing the whole picture. Listening to the biased news stations can show you more about news than the non-biased ones. You understand peoples forms of manipulation.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Oct 26, 2011 7:37am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupy Wall Street Teach-In Library

Al Jazeera Awards and Nominations
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Al Jazeera has received prestigious awards from organisations across the globe. The Network has been honoured for overall excellence in achieving our mission, in addition to praise for Al Jazeera’s individual reporters and their work. Below are some highlights of the awards and nominations received by the Network over the past years.

Awards 2010

• The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences , Nominated for Emmy award in News Category

• Freesat Award, Best News Channel of the Year

• Royal Television Society Nomination, News Channel of the Year

• Monte-Carlo TV Festival, "Best Television News Item" for Al Jazeera English special programme "Mexico in the Crossfire"

• Amnesty International Award, International Television and Radio Award for AJE’s programme People and Power

• CONCENTRA Award for Breaking News for Casey Kauffman’s piece "Baby Feras"

Awards 2009

• The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences , Nominated for Emmy awards in both the News and Current Affairs categories for the second successive year.

• CONCENTRA Award for Breaking News for "Up the Irrawaddy Delta" following Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar

• International Digital EMMY Award nominee Non-Fiction for Al Jazeera English News US Election Special

Awards 2008

• Foreign Press Association, (FPA), "News Story of the Year by a Full member of the FPA" Jonah Hull for "Russia-Georgia War"

• Association of International Broadcasters, (AIB), "Editors Award", to Sami Al Haj for the suffering endured and courage shown as a result of bringing news to the world

• Amnesty International Media Awards, "Best International TV Documentary" for Tony Birtley's "The Lost Tribe - Secret Army of the CIA"

• Monte-Carlo TV Festival, "Golden Nymph Award - Best 24 Hour News Programme" featuring the Gaza Siege

• CONCENTRA Award, "Breaking News" for Tony Birtley’s "Inside Myanmar-The Crackdown"

• Royal Television Society Journalism Awards, "RTS Young Journalist of the Year" for Hamish Macdonald

• Asian Television Awards, "Best Current Affairs Programme" for Tony Birtley’s "Inside Myanmar - The Crackdown"

• YouTube European Partners Awards, "Community Champion Award" to Al Jazeera Network

• Pan Arab WebAwards' Golden Award for "Best Arabic Website for Media and Communications" for aljazeera.net

Awards 2007

• Asian Television Awards, "Best News Report" for Kylie Grey’s "Agent Orange"

• Association of International Broadcasters (AIB), "Editors Award" for the programme "Everywoman"

Al Jazeera Code of Ethics

Being a globally oriented media service, Al Jazeera shall adopt the following code of ethics in pursuance of the vision and mission it has set for itself:

1. Adhere to the journalistic values of honesty, courage, fairness, balance, independence, credibility and diversity, giving no priority to commercial or political over professional consideration.

2. Endeavour to get to the truth and declare it in our dispatches, programmes and news bulletins unequivocally in a manner which leaves no doubt about its validity and accuracy.

3. Treat our audiences with due respect and address every issue or story with due attention to present a clear, factual and accurate picture while giving full consideration to the feelings of victims of crime, war, persecution and disaster, their relatives and our viewers, and to individual privacies and public decorum.

4. Welcome fair and honest media competition without allowing it to affect adversely our standards of performance and thereby having a “scoop” would not become an end in itself.

5. Present the diverse points of view and opinions without bias and partiality.

6. Recognise diversity in human societies with all their races, cultures and beliefs and their values and intrinsic individualities so as to present unbiased and faithful reflection of them.

7. Acknowledge a mistake when it occurs, promptly correct it and ensure it does not recur.

8. Observe transparency in dealing with the news and its sources while adhering to the internationally established practices concerning the rights of these sources.

9. Distinguish between news material, opinion and analysis to avoid the snares of speculation and propaganda.

10. Stand by colleagues in the profession and give them support when required, particularly in the light of the acts of aggression and harassment to which journalists are subjected at times. Cooperate with Arab and international journalistic unions and associations to defend freedom of the press.

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